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Prairie Falcon Falco mexicanus

Described by: Schlegel (1850)
Alternate common name(s): None known by website authors
Old scientific name(s): Gennaia mexicanus, Hierofalco mexicanus


Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, USA - Nov, 2008 © Richard Stern  Colorado, USA - Date unknown © Steve Messick  Greeley, Weld County, Colorado, USA - Jan 16, 2003 © Steve Messick  Colorado, USA - Apr 18, 2010 © Lou Hegedus 
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C. w. North America;
Sw. Canada (se. British Columbia, s. Alberta, s. Saskatchewan) s. in the w. United States from n. North Dakota s. to nw. Mexico (Baja), s. Arizona, s. New Mexico, se. Coahuila, w. and n. Texas. Formerly in nw. Missouri.
Winters further s. to ec. United States and nc. Mexico.
North America n. of Mexican border
Summer: sc. BCO, se. ALB, sw. SAS s. in c. WAS, c. and e. ORG, c. IDH (Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area), MON, ex. w. NDK, ex. w. SDK, ex. nw. NEB, WYO, nc. to se. COL, UTH, NEV. interior of CAL, ARZ, NMX, w. TEX, ex. w. OKA (Black Mesa, Cimarron River);
Winter: s. BCO (s. Vancouver Is.), s. ALB, s. SAS, WAS, ORG, IDH, MON, SDK, w. MIN, CAL, NEV, UTH, ARZ, WYO, COL, NMX, NEB, ex. w. IWA, along Missouri River to e. MOU, KAN, e. OKa and e. TEX.


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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